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Foundation and Concealer question

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Hi all,

What are you using for foundation and concealer? I tried some cheap stuff in experimenting but the foundation did not apply well. Any recommendations would be great.

Many thanks

Rachel.

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Rachel, you'll probably get as many answers as there are products out there, and that's A LOT. But for what it's worth, I use a liquid foundation from Sephora (J.C. Penney). It goes on smooth and nice, conceals well, and I had help from the sales folks on the proper shade. I've always had good service from their staff, even in the very beginning. I know some women use pressed powder on top, but I haven't felt the need.

HUGS

Carolyn Marie

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I also use the Sephora Foundation, but in combination with primer, tinted moisturizer, and concealer. Here is the order of operations.

  • Primer (Too Faced and Benefit have good ones)
  • Tinted moisturizer ( Using one from Boscia right now but NARS has a great one)
  • Foundation ( The Sephora brand is great as i comes in many shades, but Tart has a new one that's awesome)
  • Concealer ***Always after foundation*** ( I love Glamoflauge by Hard Candy)
  • Pressed Powder ( I am using the Sephora brand currently because it seems to work a little better to align brands in this sense due to chemical composition)

I know this seems like a lot, but it's all in the name of Glamour, dig. :rolleyes:

Have fun with it,

Dee Dee

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I have only tried power foundations because my face gets so shiny from being oily, so your skin type does play a factor in whether you go with a powder, cream, or liquid.

I use the concealor from Almay then use Revlon Color Stay foundation. It seems to work well enough for now.

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Like Carolyn said, you could get a different answer from everyone because makeup choice depends largely on your skin. What works for one may not work at all for another. Also, climate plays a part. When I lived in the north I was okay using pretty much any foundation as far as brand. When I moved south, I found that the only foundation I could get to stay on at all was Revlon ColorStay. However, when I first tried it on Svenna, I noticed it was not going on smoothly like it does on my face... so I ended up using Cover Girl for Svenna. If your skin is oily (like mine) be sure to pick one that is oil free and says that it is for oily skin or oily/combination skin. If your skin is dry, be sure to pick one for dry skin. The shade is going to depend on your skin tone. A common misconception is that foundation should darken your face. This is not true - (I have studied cosmetology and had some makeup classes many years ago so I do know a little about this) - foundation should not change the color of your skin. Foundation should even out your skin tone and basically provide a smooth, even base for the rest of your makeup... (think of the foundation of a house). Also, some makeup artists will say to always use concealer (aka cover up) under your foundation and some will say to always put it on after your foundation... generally it's better to put it on after the foundation, but if I have a bad trouble spot I will sometimes do both - before and after - but just make sure it doesn't look caked on. As for concealer - the same concepts apply as far as shade and type, but the best that I have found (at least for me) is by Rimmel and is called "neutralizer".

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I find that useing a brush helps a lot!

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I am in love with the foundation I am currently using. It's a cream foundation. CoverGirl+Olay (found in the CoverGirl section). As for powder I'm using CoverGirl Sensitive Skin pressed powder. This is a thin foundation though because I don't have any beard shadow to conceal.

..I guess I should have asked that before answering if you need one that covers beard shadow or not.

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Chalk another one up for Sephora liquid and pressed powder to set. I use Neutrogena SPF moisturizer prior. I am very happy with the results. I also use the Sephora bronzer as well just for highlights.

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Thanks very much everone for the tips and info. Lots of practice practice practice needed. :)

Hugs,

Rachel

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Derma Blend has two shades that work for me, one in the creme style that is a little thicker, and another in a smoother and lighter liquid base. Both have the very high SPF I need, and both are foundation/concealer in one. During the summer months I use a setting powder when I "glow". Since last October, I have not needed the powder, but we are getting closer on needing it.

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And lots of money, money, money!!

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And lots of money, money, money!!

Lol vicky! Yes, my budget needs recalculating I think due to change in priorities. :)

Rachel

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